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Germantown falls to Homestead | By Jason Howarth

Germantown, WI – The Germantown Warhawks were invited to take part in the Highlanders’ annual tournament honoring legendary Homestead boys’ basketball coach John Chekouras, who passed away in 2006.

Germantown played the final game of the exhibition tournament which also saw Brown Deer, Milwaukee Rufus King, Milwaukee Vincent, and Beloit Memorial also take part in the tournament. 

Germantown struggled out of the gate against the Highlanders, failing to connect on shots, and starting down 7-2 in the opening minutes.

The Warhawks were able to settle down shooting wise, which allowed them to maintain pace with Homestead, including going into halftime trailing just 27-24.

However, Germantown was extremely turnover prone all game, a habit that finally caught up to them in the second half, as with 10 minutes left to play, the Warhawks fell behind by double digits and never recovered.

Trailing by nearly 30 points by the end of the game, the Warhawks managed to put forth a solid effort to avoid a complete blowout, but ultimately could not escape their many turnovers and missed shots, falling 78-54 to Homestead.

Homestead sophomore Tim Franks led the Highlanders with 20 points, while senior Adam Riese put up 17 points, including 5 three-pointers. Germantown meanwhile was led by senior Hunter Gosz on the stat sheet with 19 points, including going 6 for 6 at the free-throw line and having one of the team’s 3 three-pointers. 

The Warhawks (5-4, 3-2) will take a brief break before their next game on Friday January 7, 2022 at Sussex Hamilton with a 7:00 p.m. tip-off. Homestead (7-1, 6-0) will also get a break before returning to action on Friday January 7, 2022when they travel to face West Bend East (6-3, 4-2) with a 7:15 p.m. tip-off.

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